This easy twist headband ear warmer is a free crochet pattern that works up so quickly – perfect for a last minute gift idea!
The Alpine Twist Head Wrap is really easy and you can whip one of these up in less than one hour! Made with the beautifully textured Alpine Crochet Stitch.
I love the new twist headband trend and wanted to design one that looked just a little different using two colors. Adding one row of edging adds just the right touch to the twist – so pretty and unique!
The Alpine Crochet Stitch uses the front post double crochet to create the highly textured fabric. I have a complete photo and video tutorial for this stitch which you can find HERE. So easy – and perfect for so many different projects!
I used Lion Brand Jeans* yarn which is so soft and pairs so well with denim but you could substitute any other worsted weight yarn – would use up scraps so well! Be sure to do a gauge swatch for sizing!
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I have included 3 adult sizes – small, medium and large with instructions on how to resize as well.
The modern twist front is so easy to create – simply fold the two ends of your rectangle together and sew to create the beautiful twist front. I have a video tutorial for you at the bottom of this post to show how to make a twisted head band.
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Alpine Twist Head Wrap Free Crochet Pattern
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Approximate finished size: (rectangle before sewing twist)
Small: 19” x 3.75”
Medium: 20” x 4.0”
Large: 21” x 4.25”
Gauge: worked in pattern: 14 rows = 4” / 14 st = 4”
ch(s) = chain(s)
yo = yarn over
dc = double crochet
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
FPdc = front post double crochet (see special stitch section below)
RS = right side
WS = wrong
Notes about pattern:
- Ch 1 & 2 at beginning of each row do not count as a stitch.
- Worked flat as a rectangle and then seamed together to form head band.
- Pattern is written for size small with larger size following in parenthesis. Small (Med, Large)
- Resizing: to adjust size make more or fewer beginning chains. Pattern is worked in any odd number of chains. To adjust width make more or fewer rows.
FPdc = front post double crochet: yo, insert hook around post of dc st from row indicated, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook.
With Color A, ch 67 (71, 75)
Row 1: (RS) dc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chs do not count as st) and in each ch across. Turn (65, 69, 73) Note (optional): place a st marker around 2nd dc st made – this will be the st you work your FPdc around in row 3.
Row 2: ch 1, sc in same st (base of ch 1), and in each st across. Turn.
Row 3: ch 2, dc in same st, *FPdc around the dc below the next st (marked dc st from row 1), dc in the next st,* repeat between * * to end. Turn.
Row 4: repeat row 2.
Row 5: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next st, *FPdc around the dc below the next st, dc in the next st,* repeat between * * to last st, dc in last st. Turn.
Row 6: repeat row 2.
Row 7 – 11 (13, 15): continue repeating rows 3 – 6
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
With Color B, with RS facing, attach yarn to top edge of head wrap with sc, sc in each st to end. Fasten off.
With Color B, with RS facing, attach yarn to bottom edge of head wrap with sc, sc in each of the unused loops from beginning ch. Fasten off.
Weave in ends other than the 1 long tail left for sewing.
Lay fabric flat with RS facing up. Fold each end in half and fold ends together (WS will be facing out), sliding the two folded ends together (see diagram below) making sure all four ends line up.
Fold ends of rectangle together as shown in diagram below:
Fold two ends together and line up all four ends before sewing together.
Using the long tail left for sewing, sew the four edges together. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Turn fabric RS out.